Monday 16 September 2019

The Throw-In: Kerry back to their best, Connolly’s return and Cork’s baffling inconsistency

Stephen O'Brien of Kerry celebrates after scoring a point for his side during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final Group 1 Phase 1 match between Kerry and Mayo at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney, Kerry. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Stephen O'Brien of Kerry celebrates after scoring a point for his side during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final Group 1 Phase 1 match between Kerry and Mayo at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney, Kerry. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Have Kerry timed it all perfectly with their team hitting top form at the business end of the championship?

Their ten-point win over Mayo was as good as they’ve played in recent years and ex-Mayo star David Brady reckons they are the only real contenders to the Dubs now.

Brady joined Will Slattery, Michael Verney and Frank Roche on this week’s Throw-In as they looked back on the opening round of the Super 8s and as for Mayo, it was 'complete and utter capitulation' according to Brady.

Elsewhere, it was business as usual for Dublin with their win over Cork, but it was the announcement of Diarmuid Connolly’s return to training that has generated the most talking points.

In hurling, Brian Cody’s Kilkenny showed they haven’t gone away with a top-class performance against Cork. Cork’s inconsistencies though, and failure to deal with the big stage will surely have John Meyler’s management team tearing their hair out.

And the panel give their special mentions for the weekend’s Rising Stars and no surprise that David Clifford gets special praise for how he is already Kerry’s main man.

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